Seeking Divine Mercy
The Holy Trinity
In contemplation, allow me to make it clear that this reflection on the Holy Trinity is a personal reflection based on one man’s limited human pondering and not intended to be considered a claim of fact or Divine Revelation that others must or should accept by any means. It is merely a reflection based on personal human limits of comprehension offered in an analogy to help others consider the reality of what is supernatural and Godly.
As our Heavenly Father promised in His Covenant to His people, Our Lord, the Christ, Jesus, by way of His human life fulfilled the foretellings of the Old Testament Prophets in the coming of the Messiah, the Son of God. Who in His Word, Jesus founded His Church on earth through the Apostles to teach the Gospel to all nations, to every living creature, and to Baptize man in the name of “The Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit”.
Realizing all this, man has been trying to relate with some degree of understanding to the essence of the “Holy Trinity” and how there could possibly be only One God yet consist of three Divine Entities, that being the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Because such understanding is far beyond our grasp, some have turned away from the True Christian Faith in the Holy Trinity completely, adopting their own beliefs supported by nothing more than what they could accept based only on their human comprehension. What this means is, they conformed their faith to follow what they could understand rather than holding fast to the faith required in God as the Supernatural Spiritual Being He is, thus reducing God to a level acceptable to Human understanding.
The fact of the matter is, man can no better comprehend the transformation of the Eucharist, Jesus’ miracles of healing, or His Resurrection from the Dead, than he can the Holy Trinity, yet often, as is evident in the founding of so many variations of “Christian Faiths”, some of these supernatural events are accepted while others are not, all determined upon opinions subject to one’s personal strength in their faith, nothing more. There truly are no reasonable explanations for the selection process. But such denial tends toward arrogance and fails to recognize that the problem is not in the possibilities or capabilities of that which is supernatural, but within the limitations of man’s human nature to comprehend.
Man can create nothing from nothing but must always take from what God has already created to make from it. Everything that is developed by man was first created by God and merely altered by man to serve some purpose. Often those things we develop from that which God gifted us are pursued for the wrong reasons and are abusive, whether for greed or for what we like to refer to as “conveniences”, but usually they result in harming ourselves or the world around us. In this also, man forgets his place in all creation. The point is, we are not gods, nor are we supernatural, we are human and possess human weaknesses one of which is our limitation to comprehend the supernatural, what is of God.
Our Heavenly Father, as we should realize is of a supernatural existence, nothing any human being has ever had the experience to relate to. Our understanding is, as others at times have said, based on human senses which influence our perceptions. In relating to the unity and individuality of the Holy Trinity, we by nature, even subconsciously, relate to the procreation of man in that two beings and numerous elements are required to produce a single human being, and that human being is formed of the substance of both parents yet distinct from each, of course relating entirely of physical matter in the biological sense.
The Son of God however, is not in any way compromised by physical matter which is the substance of human existence and the limit of our comprehension. We relate to Him as the Son as though born of parents and consisting of individual elements because we are human and are formed as such, but He was not born or created of any physical element or in any manner we can relate to. His nature is pure spirit formed by the will of God from the Spirit of God alone, no separate organs such a brain or heart, no separate elements even on the smallest microbial level, but of spirit alone, which in itself possesses the pure essence of thought, wisdom, love, reason, compassion, and so on.
How God wills of Himself to generate a distinct being of Himself we as human beings will never know as human beings. But the Son, being purely of the Father, unadulterated in His very being and essence, consists of nothing to alter or dilute His nature nor any other characteristic from that of the Father Himself. As pure Spirit of the Father, he possesses the will of the Father, the desire of the Father, the wisdom, the love, the understanding and disappointment of the father, because they share of one Spiritual existence, comprised of one shared spiritual experience, that being of the Father. When Jesus said, “he who has seen Me has seen the Father” , He was speaking more clearly than we can imagine.
As a simplistic analogy, we may consider that partially pouring water from one glass into another will produce two separate glasses containing the same water, both now separate of each other yet remaining entirely unchanged in there composition, both retaining the same elemental characteristics. Separated, both glasses contain the same properties as though undivided and remain equal in nature one to the other. Testing the elements of both glasses would provide the same characteristics in each. Should both be re-combined, they again become one without distinction, consistently unaltered maintaining the same singular characteristics. Each complimenting one another purely in every way.
As we utilize “words” to communicate and express ourselves, the Son is the Word of the Father in that the Son took on human form, our form, to present us through “The Word” the Father’s will, and to provide us the means by which we may willingly return to the Father in the loving relationship He intended between us and Him. He can speak without error for the Father because He is purely of the Father. Because He is a being completely of the Father He is one in being with the Father, whether “poured into a separate glass” or reunified back into one. In the same way, their love for each other is pure and flawless as their intimacy in all things spiritual is equally shared as one.
Lastly, in contemplating the Divine interventions of the Holy Spirit, perhaps it may not be to pathetic an expression of our limited human understanding to think of the Holy Spirit as the very influential “will” of the Father and the Son, purely of the same Spiritual Source and by which God’s Grace and Power are presented to us from the spiritual realm of Heaven itself to those of human nature. As we know the Holy Spirit has been presented to us throughout Scripture in different forms or by different descriptions such as tongues of fire or a dove. We can imagine such forms to be necessary at times for man during those events to physically witness the Holy Spirit in a humanly sense perceptible way. But one reality exists regardless of the sense perceptible figure we may relate to the Holy Spirit, and that is that as a mother reflects the purist love and compassion to her child any human being can imagine a mother should reflect, so too does the Holy Spirit bring to us the Grace of God in His love toward each one of us who desires that loving relationship with Him. In the same way, as we are human beings and subject to our weaknesses, when we become weak and stray from righteousness in our choices, we reject that loving Grace and repel the Holy Spirit as we reject the care of our mother in order to choose that which is not to our best long term interests, only then it is our eternal best interests we fail to guard. The gifts of the Holy Spirit are of that same love and compassion our Heavenly Father and His Son share between each other offered to each of us but in a depth we can not conceive never having known Spiritual purity. One would have to successfully imagine the depth of love that could exist if there were no need for worldly goods, no vanity of one over another, no love left unreturned, no devotion subject to temptation, and no pride or ego for one to seek his or her own self indulgences over or at the expense of others.
It is without question that human comprehension is incapable of understanding spiritual existence but in the limited state we as human beings seek to better understand so as to then hold more steadfast to our faith, there is only the simplest of analogies in comparison. But it must remain clear, that our faith and trust in that which we have received through the teachings of Jesus Christ as He passed to us through the Apostles and His Church on earth must center on those teachings and is not alterable subject to man’s inability to understand. Man must consciously recall that God dwells within a supernatural state and in a realm of existence we can not experience or comprehend in mortal life. Likewise, man exists in his physical form within a physical world limited by matter, consisting of an elemental nature that God is not influenced by. Such is reality. So is our Call to Faith.
Matthew Ch 28:  “… teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.”